Sunday, October 30, 2011

Progression of the October Snow

I heard the weather channel calling it "snowtober" yesterday.  I hate when portmanteaus are made out of words that don't belong together but someone smashed them into one word to sound cool.  It doesn't sound cool.  You sound like a tool.

Moving on.  We got snow.  In October.  Not really that rare for me but I didn't think it would have accumulated to more than half a foot.  I have trick or treated in snow before and have had an ice storm on October 13th before.  It's just a little too early for my liking.

I took some pictures of the progression of the storm because I was without power for twelve plus hours yesterday.  I did organize my fishing stuff, tie a few flies, dedust/cat fur my computer and threw a bunch of birds at some pigs.

Oh, I also dropped my phone in the toilet and lost the front half of my kayak rack to a  power line dangling over the road.  I think that's a goner unless I see it on my way into work tomorrow.

Notice all the tree limbs down.  The sound of limbs breaking was unreal while I was shoveling.

Rabbit on Rabbit
My first attempt at a double bunny fly. All I had was a small Bass Pro Shop catalog to look at, but I was happy with the results.  It was meaty enough I think for a toothy fish to want it.  Now to tie more in different colors.  If you'll excuse me I'm going to showerleep.


  1. How's the phone? How is the kayak rack, did you find it??

  2. The phone is working... I'm afraid it won't turn on if I turn it off though. As for the kayak rack, I drove past 3 times and I don't see it. It wasn't the right fit for the Yaris anyway so I guess it will be on the Christmas list.

  3. Hello from Spain, and very good photos.
    David Romanillos

  4. I think it turned out great! Awesome blog, you got a new follower

  5. Thanks Dustin. I've seen you around on blogger but never got around to looking at your blog. I see you have had your share of snow/hail too early in the season too. You should have gotten a picture of you fishing in the street. I've started following you as well.